Reliability Assessment and Improvement

Reliability is the ability of a product to operate to its specification for a defined period of time. Many factors affect the ability of a product to achieve a required level of reliability. These include appropriate design for the operating environment, supply chain management and process capability. A thorough assessment of all of these aspects during the design cycle will often reveal weaknesses which would result in poor in-service reliability.

Defining the reliability requirements is a pre-requisite for a successful design. Over many years, Conekt has built up extensive knowledge of life cycle usage environments and understands how products can fail. This knowledge is incorporated into the design process using established tools such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

TRW Conekt’s breadth and depth of expertise in reliability engineering allows us to support our customers across a range of activities. We can assist in the definition of requirements; manage large reliability improvement programmes; and provide design support through failure investigation and root cause analysis. For example, in electronics manufacturing, the use of accredited IPC-A-610 experts allows product quality to be assessed and improved in a systematic fashion.

For more information about our Reliability Assessment and Improvement services provided by Conekt, please contact us.